BCJ 565 Deviant Behavior

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BCJ 565 Deviant Behavior

3 Semester Units

Deviant behavior seeks to understand deviance from key sociological perspectives and theories. The text provides real-world examples of deviance throughout to encourage critical thinking about deviant behavior and its impact.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess the importance of social norms and the classification of deviant behavior.
  • Evaluate the role that individuals in society play when creating deviance.
  • Judge the various extensions and criticisms of anomie theory.
  • Assess the role of group and subcultural components in producing excessive drinking and alcoholism.
  • Distinguish the differences between structural and processual theories of deviance.
  • Identify the three reasons why stigma is associated with mental disorders.


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